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Chelsea boss Lampard unsure of Abraham injury; pushed about buying replacement

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hopes Tammy Abraham's injury isn't serious suffered last night in their draw with Arsenal.

Abraham was carried from the field with an ankle injury scare at full-time as Chelsea were held to a 2-2 Premier League draw by 10-man Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

Asked for the severity of Abraham's injury, Lampard replied: "He has had ice on his ankle, but I haven't spoken to him yet so I don't know."

When asked if Chelsea could cope without Abraham, who has 13 Premier League goals this term, Lampard said: "Yes, yes; and we have the players there to do that.

"I hope he's not (out for several weeks), but then if he is then yes, we do have the players."

Lampard was also pushed about buying cover for Abraham and added: "I know and I feel where we need strengthening.

"It's not going to be just January, this is more of a short-term window for us.

"This season has given us some answers on the pitch in where we need to improve. But that's not so much for this window."

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